Listen to this VM left by an administrator at Rochester General Hospital stating that their policy is to take newborns into medical custody if their parents refuse Vitamin K and erythromycin.
While the person who recorded this voice mail originally gave permission to post it on YouTube, apparently due to pressure they have asked it be removed. It was a short audio recording from a voice mail left on someone’s answering machine regarding the hospital’s policy on erythromycin eye ointment and vitamin K injections for newborns.
Hi _____ this is ______ from Rochester General. Sorry to take so long to get back to you. I have a policy that you inquired about vitamin K and erythromycin… our policy here – and you were inquiring about that. I have them in my hands, which you can pick them up and copy if you wanted to… Our policy says all newborns will receive the mandated eye (ointment) and vitamin K injections.
If anybody declines, or the parents continue to refuse the interventions, then the security is informed that medical custody is necessary… The hospital will take over medical custody.
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